The paper “ Induction Cooktops Quality Planning and Analysis” is an inspiring example of the business plan on management. In the midst of gas prices and electric bills soaring, cooking has become very expensive in different parts of the world. Individuals are hence looking for economical and environmentally friendly alternatives to cut down the hefty bills they are footing at the end of every month. It is this that has triggered me to come up fundamentally with an induction cook-top that uses minimal electricity, cooks faster than gas, and keeps cooler than electric cot-tops when cooking. An induction-cooker element produces a current of electricity inside the metal, of which the pan is made, and that current flow through the resistance of the metal produces heat; compared with the gas and electric cook-tops the difference is that, the heat is produced directly in the pan itself as shown in Fig.
1 below, and not in any component of the cooker. Main features of the induction cook-top: Has electronic power coil that creates a high-frequency EM field that produces a flowing electric current that then generates high temperature that enters the pan directly. From fig.
1 above it is evident that not anything exterior to the pan is influenced by the heat, therefore no heat is lost, and the instant the pan is taken away from the element, heat production ends. Another implication of heat not being wasted is that, the cooking areas and the top of the stove remain cool thus no cases of burning hands for the user and inquisitive children, this then promotes cleanliness, because no soot is produced. It uses electricity that is always present and at low power consumption, thus the presences of the potentially hazardous and spacious gas cylinders are eliminated.
It also has an advantage of simplicity and adaptability of installation. Part 1-2: Tools for capturing consumer desires: These tools take account of; Consumer Interview; Consumer analysis Questionnaires; Consumer Feedback; Focus Groups; and Benchmarking. Consumer analysis Questionnaire: This tool involves presentation of written questions to the clients so that they can be answered by them in written form. The questions could be open-ended or closed. Through asking questions it labours to impact the desires of clients in diverse areas that include issues like commodity quality, and price.
It comprehensively involves old and new clients, thus it is a very rich technique of innovativeness’ .
Gryna, FM., Chua, R C H., & DeFeo, J A. 2005, Juran's Quality Planning and Analysis for Enterprise Quality, 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill Science, New York. Chapters 5-20.
Chen, R., Huang, J., & Cai, V. 2009, “Induction Cooker Design With Cap sense.” Available from: